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Remembering COVID

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Before submitting your materials, please read the entire Informed Consent below.

Once you are ready to submit your materials, please use our Submission Form.

If you are submitting an oral history class project, use our Oral History Submission Form.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact us at

Informed Consent for submitting content to Remembering COVID-19

You are being asked to contribute your recollections, photographic images, video, social media postings or other digital content to the Remembering COVID-19 Project, Sacred Heart University, which is creating a digital record of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

You may only submit material created entirely by you and not copied from or based, in whole or in part, upon any other photographic, literary, or other material, except to the extent that such material is in the public domain, or you have permission of the copyright owner, or its use is allowed by "Fair Use" as prescribed by the terms of United States copyright law. If you would like to refer or nominate material which you do not own, please contact us at

You must be 18 years of age or older to submit material. By submitting content through this form, you are granting the Remembering COVID-19 Project, Sacred Heart University permission to disseminate, preserve, and use that content publicly in connection with its educational and research mission, including promotional purposes, in all media in perpetuity. You retain ownership of and copyright in the material you share. If stories from the project are published as a compiled book, individual author permissions will be requested again before the works are included in the book.

If you indicate on the submission form that your submission is “public,” your material may be published on the web (with or without your name, depending on what you have indicated) as part of Digital Commons @SHU digital collections or exhibits. Otherwise, your material will only be available for in-library research per the Special Collections Access Policy.

Submitted material must not violate any confidentiality, privacy, security or other laws. Please be aware that all submissions and any information associated with the submissions (email address, descriptive information, etc.) may be provided to federal, state, or local law enforcement or other government agencies pursuant to a lawful subpoena or otherwise as required by law.

The Remembering COVID-19 Project, Sacred Heart University is not obligated to include your content in this project or preserve it in perpetuity. Decisions to decline submissions will adhere to the guidelines of Sacred Heart University Library’s collecting policy and deaccession policy.

If you have questions or concerns about this permission acknowledgement or would like to discuss other terms, please contact us at

This form was adapted from a template created by the Society of American Archivists’s Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force to assist with the management of material acquired in response to a tragic event.